THIS DAY IN #HISTORY 1201


This day in #history 1214
JANUARY 12TH
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1879 – British Zulu War begins : Lt- General
Chelmsford invades Zululand

1900 – Freeland Colony founded in US

1904 – Southwest – Africa uprising under Samuel
Maherero against German garison

1907 – Britain grants responsible government to
former colony of Transvaal

1916 – Britain proclaims Gilbert & Ellice Is colony
in Pacific

1948 – Mahatma Gandhi begins his final fast
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1964 – Revolution overthrows Sultan of Zanzibar ,
1 month after independence

1976 – UN Security Council votes 11-1 to seat
Palestine Liberation Org

1989 – Idi Amin expelled from Zaire

1992 – A new constitution, providing for freedom
to form political parties , is approved by a
referendum in Mali.

1997 -.Tiger Woods wins Mercedes Championships

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1729 – Edmund Burke, British author (Philosophy
& Inquiry) [OS = Jan 1

1948 – Khalid Abdul Muhammed, American Nation of Islam spokesman (d . 2001 )

1964 – Jeff Bezos, Albuquerque New Mexico , American entrepreneur and founder of Amazon.com
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1993 – Zayn Malik , Bradford West Yorkshire,
British pop singer ( One Direction )

FAMOUS DEATHS

1965 – Porcupine , in Washington DC zoo , dies at 27; oldest known rodent

1976 – Agatha Christie, mystery writer (10 LittleIndians) , dies at 85

2003 – Leopoldo Galtieri , dictator of Argentina (b . 1926)

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